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Bitcoin Miners Earn 353 Million in One Month The daily revenue of Bitcoin miners reached over 21 million in Novemberreturning to pre-halving levels By Liam Frost

Bitcoin Miners Earn $353 Million in One Month

The daily revenue of Bitcoin miners reached over $21 million in November—returning to pre-halving levels.

In brief

  • Bitcoin miners saw profits of $353 million in October—from both transaction fees and block rewards.
  • As Bitcoin's price rally continues, they may see higher revenues this month.
  • Miners' daily profits have returned to pre-halving levels not seen since May.

The combined revenue of Bitcoin (BTC) miners around the world—comprising both transaction fees and block rewards—amounted to $353 million in October, according to Comprar Acciones’ report published today.

Per the report, October turned out to be one of the best months over the past three years for Bitcoin miners. During that period, transaction fees amount to around $42.9 million—or over 12% of miners’ monthly profit. Including block rewards, the revenue of $353 million signified an 8% increase compared to September.

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The report highlighted several contributing factors that helped increase miners’ profits. Unsurprisingly, one of them is the rapid growth of BTC’s price in October as the crypto gained nearly 30% month over month. On October 1, Bitcoin was trading at around $10,800 per coin while its price surged to $13,800 on October 31.

For comparison, JP Morgan Chase stock rose by 8% in October while gold and the S&P 500 Index gained 1.44% and 5.31%, respectively.

Bitcoin’s upward trend also continued into November. At press time, the price of BTC hovers around $19,200, according to CoinMarketCap, which means that miners could potentially see even bigger revenues this month.

Bitcoin miners' total revenue over the last three months

Bitcoin miners' total revenue over the last three months. Image: Glassnode

According to Glassnode, Bitcoin miners’ daily profits also reached just over 1,126 BTC (roughly $21.7 million today), returning to pre-halving levels not seen since May when block rewards went from 12.5 BTC to 6.25 BTC. At the time, miners’ revenue dropped to as low as $7 million a day.

As Decrypt reported, Bitcoin—as well as the crypto market in general—is on fire lately. The price of BTC surpassed $19,000 yesterday and is already threatening to break the coin’s all-time high.Not that anyone’s actually sure what Bitcoin’s all-time high price was.

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Increase Earnings Being Active on Social Media

Increase Earnings Being Active on Social Media

Today, Social networks are incredibly popular. From Twitter to TikTok, about 3.8 billion people are using them in all their many forms. On average, internet users are spending 2 hours, 24 minutes every day on social media.

Because of their popularity, social networks are an excellent place for finding new connections or sharing pictures from recent activities, and finding new customers for a business. One of the great things is that you don't even need to run a business yourself — you can profit from promoting someone else's products or services via affiliate marketing.

 

Affiliate Marketing in a Nutshell

Affiliate marketing online is digital marketing, whereby you generate earnings from promoting companies' products and services. You receive a commission for purchases by new customers you have introduced to a company. The more new customers you refer to purchase a product, the greater your earnings will be. As mentioned above, social media can be a tremendous source of referrals for you.

 

Which Social Network Should You Use?

Almost all of the more popular social networks provide the necessary infrastructure for doing affiliate marketing activity. Even on Instagram, where link usage is limited, you can still refer your target audience to an affiliate link in your bio.

The question becomes which social media channel will work best for you. If your preference is to transmit your message with text, Facebook and Twitter are most likely be the preferred choices. 

If you would instead communicate to your audience with pictures and short videos, then Instagram should be your critical social media channel. Marketers who enjoy making how-to and product review videos have Youtube available to host them — remember to put your affiliate link in the description.

While it's possible to use multiple social media platforms simultaneously, always keep in mind that quantity should never be pursued at the expense of quality.

 

Rules to Follow:

It's no secret that most people hate advertising. So when promoting items in your posts on social media, it's essential to follow specific rules:

1. Always provide value.
Short posts that say things like, "Use Go Daddy for domain registration" or "Get 20% discount at Go Daddy" with an affiliate link to the website. This doesn't allow any engagement and will result in disappointment from your audience. The critical rule of Twitter, as an example, is to develop a relationship with your community, so don't just focus on sales. 

Giving advice that provides solutions on forums like Quora or Reddit is a great way to brand yourself while giving value. The answers and recommendations you give should be valuable content that pertains to the enquirer. It's advantageous to describe a personal experience, a problem that you solved, the research you conducted (e.g., about specific or new Top Level Domains (TLDs), hosting uptime, etc.).

2. Link to articles on your website.
Provide additional details, context, and engagement by linking to a post on your website, which in turn connects to affiliate products. Tell a compelling story and build stronger relationships by presenting opinions, information, and content of an influential nature. 

3. Balance out different types of content.
It might seem that users are always happy to get news about a promo or a deal, but everything of one type becomes annoying fast. The answer is to provide a balance between educational or entertainment content and promo content.
 

 

4. Use shortened URLs
Long URLs will make your post cumbersome and unappealing.  It's good to know there are many link shortener services out there. On Twitter, the links are shortened by their service — t.co. Or you can use a third-party link shortener, such as Bitly or TinyURL.

Additionally, a lot of affiliate networks have affiliate link shorteners right within their platform. The top link shortener I've seen is Markethive's Tiny URL

The Tiny URL tool lets you convert lengthy URLs in to short URLs, use in social posts, email, and take up fewer characters in Twitter tweets. It's the perfect way to handle long affiliate URLs as well.

In addition to creating a more friendly URL, the platform will track visitor stats for you. It's the perfect tool to analyze your promotional results, better understand your target audience's interests, and optimize your social, email, and other marketing campaigns.

You can even use the Tiny URL tool together with the Website Rotator tool that automatically rotates to the websites you choose. Very powerful for teams working together to promote a single URL.

5. Refer to the most relevant page.
For example, if you're describing a special promo — refer directly to the promo's landing page, which will increase your conversion rate.

 

6. Include pictures and videos in your posts.
Including pictures and videos is one of the top ways to draw attention to your post. If you do affiliate marketing on Instagram, it's better to use your compelling pictures or videos rather than ready-to-use pictures or affiliate banners as they will appear more natural in your audience's feed.  

7. Make posts regularly.
Trying not to appear pushy doesn't mean you should disappear. Setting up a schedule for your social media activities will ensure you don't run out of ideas and content. You can plan the testing of different approaches and strategies.

Markethive's Blogging Platform includes dynamic benefits. Just publishing on the platform provides traffic. Your blog platform gives you a visitor display at a glance. Also, in development, you will have a separate, dedicated tracking feature showing statistics for deep traffic analytical detail on visitors. The data includes country origin, time on site, bounce rate, referrers, keywords, social sites, and a data-driven matrix. 

8. Leave a disclaimer.
Build transparency and increase trust by being open with your audience and adding disclaimers to your posts. This way, your audience has all the facts — and keep in mind that faith means loyalty, which means more business. 

 

It's Time To Act

If used properly, social media can be a powerful tool for your affiliate marketing success and increase your earnings. Follow the basic rules and tips listed above, and even social media newbies can quickly achieve great results. 

 

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The Key To Generating Quality Leads

The Key To Generating Quality Leads

Generating high-quality leads is critical for a successful online business. It can separate you from your competition in a big way. To be sure you are getting the best leads possible, follow these easy procedures.

 

Step One

Make sure that you are targeting your advertising so that it’s reaching your ‘Target Market.' For example, if you’re selling fishing gear, your ads would most likely do well in publications, blogs, and groups targeting fishing enthusiasts, as opposed to spending your time and money advertising on a children’s clothing site.

The ads you are running, and the links you share need to direct the prospects to a ‘Capture Page’ and not a ‘Registration Page.' Often, Network marketers will make the mistake of advertising a page showing a compensation plan. Instead, they should make sure their ad links visitors to a page where they can capture their interest so they will fill out a form to get more information.

High-quality leads are people who clicked on your ad because they are interested in learning more. Then, they completed your capture form to request additional information.

 
Step Two

Begin developing a relationship with your leads. Show them that you know and understand their challenges and can provide a solution. When someone completes your form, that is no guarantee that they will buy from you. However, it is a guarantee that you now have an opportunity to build rapport and add value. The chances of this lead buying from you increase the more they feel they know, like, and trust you.

When one of your high quality leads contacts you with a question, make sure you respond timely. Many sales are made because someone followed up with the prospect. This is why it is said the fortune is in the follow-up!

When you have a blog or website, and regularly provide up-to-date focused information, you're taking significant steps to produce high-quality leads for your products and services. These leads you generate are MUCH better than any you could buy. Investing the time to build your list of high-quality leads will take your business to the next level.

The perfect complement to a Quality Lead Generation system is Markethive. Members have access to an all-inclusive system where they do not need to leave the platform for the extras that complement their marketing efforts and business facilitation. Markethive is a complete e-commerce system – The Social Market Network.

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Markethive members will have available multiple traffic portals to enhance their efforts of building an online enterprise. Coming soon is the Markethive Coin Exchange. This traffic portal is a freelancing platform along with a video, voice, copywriting platform. 

The Markethive Exchange will be integrated into the social network, to be used as an Inbound Marketing target. Markethive Entrepreneurs will be able to offer commission-free trades via promo codes. The promo codes will bind the customer to the designated Markethive Entrepreneur.
Another Markethive platform will sell services only (not goods), is designed to promote artists' copywriting, videography services, and voice-overs talent. Additionally, other commerce platform traffic portals will include a news service that sells article publishing and press release publishing that will also be displayed on the Markethive home page and Markethive.net.

Notably, because of the blockchain and coin exchange, transactions, and communications between buyer and seller will be left to the seller's discretion within the platforms. Transactions are not controlled by Markethive. These are peer to peer transactions and are kept private.

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In summary;

Markethive is a dynamic integrated amalgamation of a social network like (Facebook, LinkedIn), Inbound Marketing platforms like (Hubspot and Marketo), commerce portals like (eBay and Amazon) and Digital Media Publisher like (Cointelegraph and Bitcoin.com). It's also an Advertising Agency with experts working together with their clients to collect data. This results in the development of whatever the client needs, including Press Releases, articles or blogs, banners, images, and research.

Markethive is a formidable secure blockchain platform that includes built-in incentives and games. The goal is to deliver a dynamic collection of cohesive business gateways to create revenue sources, a sphere of authority, quality backlinks, and a growing list of top tier leads.

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MARKETHIVE — Entrepreneur One Upgrade Explained

MARKETHIVE — Entrepreneur One Upgrade Explained

Markethive’s Entrepreneur One Loyalty Program takes on a new meaning and concept. 

Loyalty programs have become second nature and intrinsically crucial to many businesses and us as consumers starting way back in the 1970s with Airlines offering frequent flyer points. There are now many different loyalty programs; however, the most common is the Point Program, where customers accumulate points to redeem their rewards. 

Loyalty Programs were basically introduced to increase the customer base and the company's bottom line and create the potential for loyal consumers and repeat business. 

The image below illustrates the top 5 categories in which loyalty programs have been successful where the Spend has increased, are fundamental to our daily living—one way we can save money by being in their loyalty program. As a customer, it's very satisfying to know we've saved money, but is there a way to make money? 
 

 
Make Money with Markethive's Hybrid Loyalty Programs

Loyalty Programs have evolved online with Markethive at the forefront, embracing the loyalty program's concept and enhancing it with the opportunity to earn a significant income and rewards. Markethive will be offering a continued stream of loyalty programs such as the Entrepreneur 1 Loyalty Program and Bounty Program. 

The E1 upgrade includes products and services like Press releases, Banner Impressions Exchange, banner and video advertising, and matching coin bonus airdrop. Then there's the Vault, even gamification, and much more as we continue to improve and enhance the incentives for Markethive members to achieve their personal and business goals with the result of universal income and self-sovereignty.

 The Entrepreneur 1 Loyalty Program 

Cost $100 per month

The Entrepreneur Loyalty Program is E1 (Entrepreneur One Upgrade) and is available now, but for a limited time. Each E1 Associate receives a 1/10th of an ILP (Incentivized Loan Program) after 12 months of consecutive payments of $100 per month. Even when this closes, you will never lose your E1 status or the benefits, providing you stay current with your monthly payment. Each year the 1/10th or 10% share of 1 ILP will accrue provided you are active for ten years until you have acquired one full ILP.

Here Are 15 Extra Advantages of the Entrepreneur One Upgrade

The Entrepreneur One Upgrade is the premium highest level you will ever have the opportunity to acquire. It contains all the leveraged advantages you need to accelerate your success in Markethive. Apart from the 1/10th ILP, you receive after 12 months that accumulates every year after that, providing you stay current with your monthly subscription of US$100, you also qualify for the following: 

1. Associates Control Panel: Gain full data, their social networks, verified phone and text, verified email, and a contact management system that tracks data, stores dated notes, sends messaging and calendars events reminding actions on your Markethive calendar like callbacks, email, etc. with the Associates' Control Panel (Part of your Friends section)
 
2. Primary Matching Airdrop Bonus: Receive a 100% matching bonus from the new registration Airdrops. This can be a significant reward for those that aggressively build "associates," the term used for the leads, Markethive provides (profile page and default capture page). Our first infinity airdrop will be 500 MHV coins. 

It doesn't take a lot of effort to offer a powerful and valuable system as the Markethive system that also rewards new members with an immediate 500 coin reward. You can easily promote this and build 1000s of referrals to add up to significant coins and customers.
 
3. Secondary Matching Airdrop Bonus: When your associate customer upgrades to Entrepreneur, we airdrop them 100 coins, and you will also receive 100 coins as a matching bonus.
 
4. Matching ILP Loyalty Program:  You also get an equal ILP share after 12 months of continuity with the Entrepreneur program from your referral who upgrades. What that means is liken to an ICO, your monthly payment is accrued, and if you stay current for 12 straight months, we contribute to you a full 10% ILP and continue to offer this 12-month reward for ten years or your stop payment. This offer is limited to the first 1000 active upgrades.
 
5. Banner Impressions Exchange: You also get unlimited 1st level Banner advertisements in all of our traffic portals and Internet properties. This offer is incredibly valuable as it's considered prime real estate. Markethive properties are already receiving significant traffic, and as we grow, this traffic is included with the Entrepreneur 1 upgrade. Each E1 member gets an equal share of the total number of impressions from the massive traffic Markethive receives. 

Markethive has released the first of many money machines being the Banner Impressions Exchange (BIX). Non-Entrepreneur 1 members can also purchase banner impressions from the active Entrepreneur 1 associate who wishes to resell their impressions. These banner slots will only be available to buy from current Entrepreneur 1 members. Now that's a cool little business right there! 
 
The Banner Impressions Exchange is where any E1 associate can create a Banner Ad business within the Markethive system by listing their unused Banner slots/impressions up for bid. Choosing to transact with MHV is very easy as payments are automated within the system. You may also transact using BTC, ETH, Paypal, and others; however, you need to manage the transactions as the seller.
 
 6. Press Release Program: Markethive will also be delivering a Press Release system as a hybrid liken to PRNewswire (traditional distribution) to include Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, CNNMoney, MarketWatch, TheStreet.com, Bizjournals.com, Business.com, Wired, Tech Crunch, Engadget, Computerworld, CNET News, InformationWeek, R&D Magazine and more in the Tech industry. Our Media List will be greater than 4000 media organizations, journalists, reporters, bloggers, producers, freelance writers, and editors across print, online, blogs, radio, and television.

 It will also publish to our growing social network followers (146,500 and growing via MH subscribers) and increasing WordPress blogs. When Markethive reaches 1 million members, our Social Following is projected to be at (700,000 — 2 million followers total) and about 150,000 WordPress sites. 

These WordPress sites will be mini news media and vertical news media like https://aimhigh.news along with publication to Markethive's portfolio of sites like https://Markethive.com, https://Markethive.net, https://allaboutco.in, https://aboutbitco.in, and https://aboutco.in.
 
Cointelegraph, a vertical tech news media organization, which charges about $8,500 per release with an Alexa rank (2,622), social followers (1.3 million), and 16,000 subscribers justifies their price. Markethive's press release will be priced accordingly and increase as our subscribers' reach grows. The second-biggest digital news media site to Cointelegraph is CNN, with an Alexa rank (15,665) that charges $1800 and only posts to their main site front page.

The Entrepreneur One Upgrade will include one Press Release per month for life as long as your Entrepreneur One Upgrade remains active and current. The free press release does not roll over, although additional Press releases will be discounted.

7. Sponsored Article Program: Sponsored content is a piece of brand journalism that lives on a publisher's website. The publisher's staff usually writes it, so the article matches the rest of their content's tone and voice. The Sponsored Article is published to the same distribution Markethive articles are posted on plus, notification of articles are sent to our social network, and 1000s of connected WordPress sites. Sponsored articles run from high-end media sites like Cointelegraph for $7500 to an average of $1200 for most other media systems in the general markets.
 
8. News Feed Boost: Entrepreneurs get one news feed boost (publish a post to the entire membership) per month. This does not accrue.
 
9. Co-Op Customer Acquisition Program: Markethive strategic campaigns will designate 60% to 80% of our revenue into Marketing and Advertising campaigns. These campaigns will point to Markethive assets like:

  • Markethive.com
  • Markethive.net
  • Aboutco.in
  • Allaboutco.in
  • Aboutbitco.in
  • Ewav.net
  • Iwav.net

Traditional Customer Co-Op programs charge $50 to $100 per customer. Cooperative marketing programs foster teamwork between a brand (Markethive) and its channel partners (Markethive Subscribers). Channel partners often don't have large marketing departments. 

Markethive is more equipped to create professional advertisements and deal with media placement. Markethive Entrepreneur Upgrade subscribers generate the demand, and Co-op marketing programs take advantage of the sales channel's local presence. This benefits both the partner and the brand.
 
10. Commerce Portals: To sell on our commerce portals, like Big Kahuna (A website builder like WIX), Beelancers (A freelancer service like Freelancers), Markethive Exchange (A full-service crypto exchange like https://idex.market/), you must be an active Entrepreneur One Upgrade to sell or trade. This eliminates processing fees and commissions found on Freelancers, Upwork, Guru, etc. 

Buyers have no obligation other than free registration with Markethive. This change in services where it is traditional to be constrained into the platform and pay high processing fees and commissions are eliminated with the Markethive Entrepreneur Upgrade system.
 
11. Crowdfunding Portal: If Markethive engages (likely we will) with a crowdfunding campaign, promoted to top crowdfunding systems like ICOranker, ICObench, Tokentops, Airdrops.io, and Cryptoslate.com, etc. We will be sharing the campaign traffic via all Entrepreneurs through our crowdfunding portal @ Markethive.io and giving all Entrepreneur Upgrades their own self replicated portal to help in the campaign. 

These portals will earn equal matching shadow shares if they bring in new ILP purchases and be traffic portals acquiring new members.
 
12. Texting: Ability to send a text to your Associates. Limited to one per day per Associate
 
13. Upgrade Groups to Store Fronts: Storefronts have landing pages, forms, shopping carts and designed to act as a vertical eBay or Affiliate portal.
 
14. Advertise to the Calendar: Publish events to your calendar included in the main Calendar page within Markethive.
 
15. Video Advertising: A video ad portal will be included with the Entrepreneur One, similar to the banner portal.

 

 

Let's Look At The Numbers Of The ILP Income Potential

The E1 Associates' share of the ILP represents 20% of the net revenue of Markethive and, based on real internal statistics and tracking, the projections indicate that by 2023 a member base of 500 million will yield a monthly income of $5.6 billion. 20% of that equals $1.2 billion allocated for the ILPs, divided by the maximum of 1000 ILPs, and returns a $1.2 million payment per ILP. 1/10th of that ILP (earned via the E1 upgrade) returns a monthly payment of $120,000. 

Even the external statistics confirm Markethive's projections, like our Alexa Ranking currently sitting at 3,797 at the time of writing, display Markethive is at the top 3 of similar sites in the industry. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency have made it so easy for Markethive to pass on the benefits and wealth to the community. 

This opportunity of upgrading to the Entrepreneur One loyalty program where you will receive a 1/10th iLP every year you are active and current will soon disappear, so don't miss out. Instead of a few investors taking the lion's share of the profits like all other platforms, Markethive is giving you the chance to be part of the early adopter phase. You will own a piece of this next-generation social market network that includes everything you need to be successful online. 
   
It's not about the bottom line for Markethive; it's about you, the member, the "rank and file," You are a virtual owner of Markethive; it's your company where you receive valuable tools and considerable returns from the ILP. The ILP is on track to commence revenue payments early next year and will grow as Markethive grows.

 

 

Moving Forward

As Markethive moves forward, we will be introducing some entry-level loyalty programs offering some extra fundamental services for those who cannot upgrade to the Entrepreneur 1 level. Stay tuned for that. The Apprentice Program will be entry-level available, costing a fraction of an E1 upgrade; however, it will not include the ILP increments. 

And of course, don't forget about the Referral Program that will unlock your Micropayment Faucet System. The Bounty program, Hive Rank, and MHV HI-LO game bring gamification to the Markethive ecosystem, making it fun, exciting, and increasing your earning potential within the hive. More about this in upcoming articles. 
 

 

Everyone Succeeds

Markethive truly wants everyone to succeed and as we are blockchain driven with our own consumer coin, (MHV), this is a reality and very much the future of social market networks. Now there is a real place to earn real online income while doing what you love. 

You can feel safe in knowing your data is protected and self-sovereignty is paramount in this collaborative environment. You are respected as an individual and your loyalty will be rewarded as Markethive is on track and on time with its milestones and set to deliver the additional promised services. Markethive’s traction is increasing exponentially and it’s all coming together as the next generation Market Network in a league all of its own.

 The Entrepreneur One Upgrade is a reciprocal blessing of a divine vision. 

 

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Bitcoin Is Less Volatile Than Many SampP 500 Stocks

Bitcoin Is Less Volatile Than Many S&P 500 Stocks

Bitcoin has long been described as “volatile”. But an investment management firm has pointed out that the picture is more complex.

In brief

  • Bitcoin has constantly been called “volatile”.
  • But investment management firm, VanEck, compared the currency with stocks on the S&P 500.
  • The firm’s research found Bitcoin to be less volatile than 112 companies on the index.

Bitcoin is less volatile than many stocks, according to investment management firm VanEck

The firm compared the cryptocurrency to the companies on the S&P 500 and found Bitcoin was less volatile than 112 of them in a 90 day period. In the past year, Bitcoin was a better bet than 145 stocks in the index. 

Bitcoin has been blasted by some in the world of traditional finance because of its volatility. But VanEck said that the story is not quite as simple as previously believed.

 “While bitcoin continues to be a volatile asset, it may surprise researchers and investors as to what other major assets have been more volatile than bitcoin,” the firm said in a Friday blog post. 

“Much of the volatility over the past few years can be attributed to sensitivity to small total market size, regulatory hurdles and generally limited penetration in mainstream stock and capital markets.”

 The firm added that a US Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (an investment vehicle that tracks the value of the currency) doesn’t yet exist but when it does, it “may show similar volatility characteristics as many stocks in well-known indices and ETFs.” VanEck withdrew its own application for a Bitcoin ETF.

This isn’t the first time Bitcoin has proved to be a better investment than traditional stocks. An investor put $1,000 in the top 10 cryptocurrencies in January 2019 as an experiment, and the digital assets—including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash—came out winning. 

Bitcoin Cash Price Bounces Back From Hard Fork Blues Hits 300 Bitcoin Cash’s price today hit 304 an increase of 26 from last weekend’s dip after the hard fork

Bitcoin Cash Price Bounces Back From Hard Fork Blues, Hits $300

Bitcoin Cash's price today hit $304, an increase of 26% from last weekend’s dip after the hard fork.

In brief

  • Bitcoin Cash's price today hit $304, an increase of 16% in the past 24 hours.
  • Last weekend, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) sunk after its blockchain split into two, or “hard forked.” Its price fell from $255 to $240, marking a 5% decrease.
  • Bitcoin Cash’s market cap is now $5.5 billion.

The price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) price today hit $305, an increase of 16.39% in the past 24 hours, according to Coin Gecko, a crypto data aggregation website. Today’s price increase marks the culmination of a week of recovery from last weekend's hard fork, which temporarily depressed the price.

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The price of the Bitcoin spinoff sunk last weekend after its blockchain split into two, or “hard forked.” BCH's price fell from $255 to $240, marking a 5% decrease.

The fork concerned an unpopular mining tax of 8% that would go to one of the teams developing Bitcoin Cash. Lots of people didn’t want that to happen, so they opted for a different fork. 

The uncertainty hurt the price of Bitcoin Cash. When the hard fork happened, some cryptocurrency exchanges temporarily paused deposits and withdrawals as the future of the network hung in the balance.

 

But today’s price marks an increase of 26% from last weekend’s dip. The network has thus recovered from the loss it incurred. 

Bitcoin Cash’s market cap is now $5.5 billion, which places it at 7th place, ranking below Litecoin, which has a market cap of $5.6 billion.

But today’s price marks an increase of 26% from last weekend’s dip. The network has thus recovered from the loss it incurred. 

Bitcoin Cash’s market cap is now $5.5 billion, which places it at 7th place, ranking below Litecoin, which has a market cap of $5.6 billion.

 

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Coinciding with the Bitcoin Cash price hike is good news about Covid-19 jabs.

For the time being, however, Ripple’s XRP is stealing Bitcoin Cash’s show. XRP hit highs of $0.41 today, its highest price in over a year.

 

 

Your Secret Business Tool — Social Media

Your Secret Business Tool — Social Media

Over time, some social media platforms can lose their initial popularity or significance. However, 'socialness' never changes. Regardless of the platform, each one gives businesses unequaled access and insight into their customers. When this information is used thoughtfully, businesses become privy to their customer's innermost thoughts, questions, interests, concerns, and dilemmas. In this post, we will look at how and why social media is the secret tool for operating a successful business.

 

Start With Building Trust

Without question, trustworthy companies are created from enduring relations. Customers initiate their transactions with 'company reps', irrespective of the company's status. So, to grow these business relationships, trust must be involved. But how do you start building trust? Here's how:

You Need To Be Present

The key is being available to the community members. For example, answer and follow up with all the direct messages and comments from users. Give value to those who read and interact with your posts. View them as people who may promote your business. Not as data or credit cards. They are people.

Display Your Humanity

Showing your face in a video or an occasional selfie can really resonate with customers. Seeing you online for a long time can make them feel like they know you because they've seen how you interact with people and what you post. Showing some humanity is valuable because your followers are interested in knowing you, not just what's being marketed. Examples are posting photos of fun company staff outings or perhaps retweets from admired companies/individuals.

Additionally, don't forget the power of humility. Trust can be built by admitting your mistakes. Sharing content describing what you've learned along the way is a great place to start, along with adding a bit of humor.

Be Transparent

Trust gets built from being helpful and being honest. Just as you can see that with friends, it's also true on social media. Honesty should be applied to your customer's questions and queries. Transparency shows that you do care about them. Responding quickly and even quirkily to every customer query, whether or not they're worthy of being answered in the first place, can generate higher engagement and often praise from the social media community.

Along with being honest and transparent, having a consistent tone is vital to building trust across social media. If the best manner of voice for your business is friendly and conversational, reflect that in all the captions, answers, and messages you post and send to your users.

Even though it can take a lot of time to build up trust, it takes very little time to break it. Trust can be destroyed in an instant if people' sense' you are misleading, deceptive, or you promote some specific cause and do nothing to support it.

Learning to Listen

So far, we've outlined the importance of building trust by being present, human, and transparent. Now we'll focus on understanding the power of listening. Most people listen with the intent to reply rather than the goal to understand. Especially with social media. No matter if it's what people say about your product or service, what your competitors are doing, or what the buzz is in your industry, the key to success is listening with the goal of complete understanding. When you know what's going on in your respective industry, you're more apt to find your way to participate in that conversation.

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Creating Valuable Content

The term "valuable content" for digital users has different meanings for different people. A useful identification filter to use is "help, don't hype."

Listen to the questions being asked in your industry and answer them with your product or service. Inherent value is created when problems such as "How is this done?", "Where can I find that?" or "How does this work?" are resolved rather than just selling your products. Users get the distinct impression that you know what you're doing, and they can really trust your products or services, even if a specific product isn't mentioned anywhere in the blog post.

Here are some ways to begin creating content that's of value to your users, no matter what your area of business:

Make Your Content Customer-Focused

Many companies nowadays post information about their business. The content becomes more valuable to a customer when it's personalized for them, answers a problem they might have, or inspires them. Customer-focused content is what helps your customers make informed decisions and keeps them returning to you.

Request Real Feedback

The famous phrase, "There's no such thing as a stupid question." is especially true when it involves your audience. Encourage them to ask questions and provide their feedback. You cannot define what is valuable. Only your audience can. So ask. Every question that your ideal client asks is an opportunity to create valuable content that answers that question. To determine what content appears to deliver the largest impact on your audience, review your website analytics. You can also check your website analytics to find out which content seems to have the most audience impact and concentrate on producing additional content in the same arena.

Produce Content That Reflects Your Business

Valuable content helps people to understand your product or service and stimulates positive engagement amongst the users. However, this doesn't mean re-strategizing content purely for higher engagement levels. For success on social media, your content needs to be useful and informative, or people will look elsewhere.

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Which Platform Works Best for Relationship Building?

Your best social media platform to use is the one where the people you want (your potential customers) are the most active. It might be Twitter, Instagram, or one of several others.
You will need to review your business and resources. Here are some of the top social media platforms:

  • Facebook. Here you are able to interact with possible customers, competitors, professionals in my space, find new friends, and increase value. It has the most members worldwide based on population percentage. You can interact with other members, build connections, and trusted relationships. Additionally, you can benefit from Facebook ads along with 'audience tracking'. You have a dynamic retention tool in Facebook groups, where you can have one-on-one exchanges regularly with platform members.
  • Instagram. Because of its pictorial nature, Instagram is inherently very appealing. With its feed and content, members are able to have interactions in various ways from the same location.
  • Twitter and LinkedIn. The Twitter and LinkedIn platforms are a dynamic pair for social marketing. They help you to engage prospects, find alternatives, and maintain connections until people are ready to buy or would refer you to someone else.
  • Markethive. Markethive delivers an Inbound Marketing platform equal or superior to Marketo and Hubspot. It includes email autoresponders, blogging platforms, landing pages, social media broadcasting, Tracking analytics, SEO, backlinking automation, messaging, e-commerce, and SEO. The benefits of these systems are to "attract," "convert," "close," and "delight." Building a large loyal long term customer base.

Improvement Of Your Social Media Presence

Social media is never a 'One and Done' relationship. It is always ongoing and evolving. What's critical is knowing it's not only concerning increasing your number of customers but also about extending your capacity and impacting your business sector. With the intention of advancement, review these useful guides:

  • Compose a conversation. Keep in mind you should be talking, not broadcasting. Since Social media utilizes conversational platforms, you should concentrate on creating conversations. That includes listening, questioning, and speaking with people, not at people. These days audiences are sick and tired of being talked at by individuals that just broadcast. They want to connect, and you can make the connection by involving yourself in their conversations.
  • Update & Optimize your social media Bio's. This is the initial image that potential connections will have of you. Unless your profile stands out from all the others on social media, your results will be less than you would like. Identify your points of difference and share them.
  • Try A/B testing. First, brainstorm for interesting, fresh topics that would reflect your business's image. Next, run the projects through a test in terms of their subject matter, post times, and headings by managing the results. If the results are favorable, proceed to the next test. For example, on Facebook, post a rough draft on a certain topic and see the response, i.e., questions asked, comments, and likes. From there, you can determine whether to leverage the quick post into longer-form content, such as a blog post or email.

 

Looking Ahead

Always remember, it's not about the technology; it's about the people. Social media platforms, without a doubt, can bring us together on both a personal and professional level with others. Perhaps the best way to move ahead, no matter how big or small your business, is using social media as a tool for understanding people. When your business prioritizes this understanding using open and honest engagement, trust can be slowly built, and success can indeed be had.

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Did Someone Really Just Pay 82000 for a Single Bitcoin?

Did Someone Really Just Pay $82,000 for a Single Bitcoin?

Was it a bug? A mistake? Or just a really eager Bitcoin buyer? Whatever it was, an $82,000 wick on Binance has traders scratching their heads.

In brief

  • Something strange happened today in the world of Bitcoin trading.
  • On Binance, Bitcoin price hit a high of "$82,000" during the early morning.
  • All signs point to some kind of error.

File this one under “only in crypto.”

While some keen market observers wait for the price of Bitcoin to break it’s all-time high of nearly $20,000, a few traders on Binance—the world’s largest crypto exchange by volume—watched the coin go to the moon today. Even if only for a brief moment.

Bitcoin broke past $20,000 and hit a whopping $82,000… then quickly dropped back down again, as if nothing had happened. Intrigued? So were we…

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According to the BTC/TUSD chart on Binance, an extremely long wick appeared at 1am ET on November 17. Bitcoin started its green candle at $16,626, lit a wick at exactly $82,000, and closed the 60-minute trip at $16,635.

Bitcoin - TUSD trading pair on Binance. Image: Binance

BTC-TUSD trading pair on Binance. Image: Binance

The rest of Bitcoin's pairs against the US dollar or its stablecoin equivalents (USDC, BUSD, DAI, PAX, and USDT) were unaffected. Trading volume during the rally didn't show any anomalies either. There was indeed a spike in volume, but nothing out of the ordinary.

What happened?

It's hard to know for sure, but considering the relatively low trading volume during the period of time compared to the absurd price spike to $82,000—and the fact that Crypto Twitter didn't go bananas—everything seems to point to some kind of error.

A "human error" by a trader would most likely have activated a row of market orders before touching the $82,000 price mark. It would have taken an enormous amount of money changing hands to organically reach that price, practically depleting the trading pair's liquidity.

With that in mind, a bug is the most logical explanation—at least that we can think of. In fact, similar weird blips have happened on Binance before. 

For example, on October 28, 2020, a major “Darth Maul Sword” (a little candle with super large wicks) happened on the ETHUSD perpetual contracts, activating trades at specific prices without going through the standard order matching procedures.

ETH Darth Maul Binance

A Darth Maul cande on Binance. Image: Binance

Decrypt has contacted Binance about today’s $82K BTC wick but we’ve yet to receive a response. And the traders we spoke with were as confused as we were. But we’ll be sure to update if anyone comes through with a better explanation.

For now, it’s best not to pull a McAfee and bet any of your body parts on Bitcoin touching that price mark again any time soon.